1 Year Ago I Thought About Responsibility

Alec Zaffiro
2 min readApr 11, 2023
Journal #10: April 4th, 2022 (4:43pm)

Figuring out my life. How to balance eternal problems. Posture. Relationship to sin. Self vs. self denial. Ethics. Moral landscape. How to act. How to navigate. How to express properly. If you neglect something you know you shouldn’t, it will cause negative consequences to arise in unexpected ways. Which will add to the chaos of your life. No more dead ends. My life is a path. And it will be full. My baseline will be full. And that’s better overall. I want to be the most careful, articulate, expressive version of myself. And also healthy. I desire to be the most articulate, expressive, and healthy I can be. Don’t do anything that makes you less responsible. Careful, articulate, and healthy.

Interpretation: 🔄

I usually go to my journal to self-reflect and flesh out my most morally challenging intuitions.

When I wrote this, I was thinking about my current actions and decisions and how they were affecting my future self.

At the time, I was engaging in some un-sustainable behaviors. It made sense for me to write out exactly what I wanted for my life and reverse engineer from there.

“Don’t do anything that makes you less responsible.”

I was thinking about the word “responsible” practically — as in the ability to respond.

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Alec Zaffiro

I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and self-improvement—em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*